Westboro Baptist Church Are Surprised After Protesting Marine's Funeral

Written by Vanessa Hojda
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Back when the Westboro Baptist Church planned to boycott a fallen soldier’s funeral, none of them could have expected the superheroes that would come to save the day from their bigotry. This story begins disappointedly, in a world where it’s easy to lack faith in our fellow human beings, but it ends with the best reminder: human beings can perform amazing, selfless acts of love.

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Marine Corporal Richard Bennet died at 25 years old in a helicopter crash while serving in Iraq, and his family, like any other family grieving, hoped they would be able to give him a quiet and peaceful burial. The Westboro Baptist Church decided to attempt to ruin that by planning a protest on site at the funeral, because according to the church soldiers die abroad because the army embraces the rights of the LGBT community.

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Enter The Patriot Guard, a group of bikers made up mostly of veterans. They offered to become a human wall against the hateful signs and insults thrown by the Westboro Baptist Church protesters. The Patriot Guard believes in supporting families during their time of grief, and they offer any support they may need.

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It’s sad that Bennet died while defending the Westboro Baptist Church’s freedom to protest at his own funeral, but it’s more uplifting to see that there are still good people out there willing to do what’s right in exchange for nothing.

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Enter The Patriot Guard, a group of bikers made up mostly of veterans. They offered to become a human wall against the hateful signs and insults thrown by the Westboro Baptist Church protesters. The Patriot Guard believes in supporting families during their time of grief, and they offer any support they may need.

It’s sad that Bennet died while defending the Westboro Baptist Church’s freedom to protest at his own funeral, but it’s more uplifting to see that there are still good people out there willing to do what’s right in exchange for nothing.

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